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21 Experiences You And Your Partner Should Have Before Children

Spoiler: There's a lot of sex involved.

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1. Go on your dream vacation.

Maybe it's a road trip across Mexico, or two weeks holed up on a tropical desert island. No matter what the plan is, get moving and actually make it happen.
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Maybe it's a road trip across Mexico, or two weeks holed up on a tropical desert island. No matter what the plan is, get moving and actually make it happen.

2. Have passionate sex without worries

Have fun, fulfill your fantasies, push your limits, do everything you won't be able to do when a baby arrives.
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Have fun, fulfill your fantasies, push your limits, do everything you won't be able to do when a baby arrives.

3. Be spontaneous.

Make plans on the fly. Go on a trip, go out on a romantic date or have a party with your best friends.
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Make plans on the fly. Go on a trip, go out on a romantic date or have a party with your best friends.

4. Stay up all night (maybe several nights).

Talk, watch movies, have a blast, make love... Remember that with a baby, staying up won't be a choice, and it certainly won't be for pleasure.
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Talk, watch movies, have a blast, make love... Remember that with a baby, staying up won't be a choice, and it certainly won't be for pleasure.

5. And sleep in until noon.

There's no reason to get up early, let the afternoon find you between the sheets.
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There's no reason to get up early, let the afternoon find you between the sheets.

6. Move to another city.

Or to another country! If you've always wanted to, this is the perfect time. Besides, you'll be able to raise your future children in the place of your dreams, or at least you'll have had the experience.
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Or to another country! If you've always wanted to, this is the perfect time. Besides, you'll be able to raise your future children in the place of your dreams, or at least you'll have had the experience.

7. Live an extreme adventure.

Whether you go bungee-jumping or swimming with sharks, do something to get an adrenaline rush. Do something totally unforgettable.
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Whether you go bungee-jumping or swimming with sharks, do something to get an adrenaline rush. Do something totally unforgettable.

8. Go camping!

Pick a quiet and romantic spot to spend the night star-gazing and roasting marshmallows over a campfire. It can be as adventurous or as glam as your budget allows.
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Pick a quiet and romantic spot to spend the night star-gazing and roasting marshmallows over a campfire. It can be as adventurous or as glam as your budget allows.

9. Learn to cook.

Taking up this hobby as a couple will not only help you bond but also to eat healthier and save money. It's a win-win for everyone. Also, you'll have less time to learn when you're cooking quick meals for kids.
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Taking up this hobby as a couple will not only help you bond but also to eat healthier and save money. It's a win-win for everyone. Also, you'll have less time to learn when you're cooking quick meals for kids.

10. Draw up a list of all the bars and restaurants you'd like to try, and go!

The time is now!
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The time is now!

11. Start a reading club just for the two of you.

Choose the books you've always wanted to read and commit yourselves to the task.
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Choose the books you've always wanted to read and commit yourselves to the task.

12. Go to the concert of your favorite band or singer.

Connect through music and take your relationship to the next level.
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Connect through music and take your relationship to the next level.

13. Get in the car and drive without knowing where you're going.

Let the wind take you where it may.
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Let the wind take you where it may.

14. Go to a drive-in theater or to an outdoor cinema.

Few things are as romantic.
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Few things are as romantic.

15. Take thousands of pictures of the two of you in all possible situations.

So you can look back and remember to always love each other as much as you did on the day you took that pic.
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So you can look back and remember to always love each other as much as you did on the day you took that pic.

16. Go on a shopping spree as if you were millionaires.

It'll only be once. Why not pamper yourselves? You've earned it.
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It'll only be once. Why not pamper yourselves? You've earned it.

17. Go to an amusement park and ride the most extreme rides.

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18. Have a weekend out with your best friends.

Enjoy a short while without each other. When you meet again you'll be all love.
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Enjoy a short while without each other. When you meet again you'll be all love.

19. Throw an impromptu party!

Have your friends come over and have one of those wild parties that last 48 hours.
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Have your friends come over and have one of those wild parties that last 48 hours.

20. Spend quality time with kids.

That'll help you understand them better for when the time comes.
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That'll help you understand them better for when the time comes.

21. But maybe the most important experience is to talk about whether you want to have children or not.

It's very easy to think your partner wants the same thing as you, but you might have to part ways in the future if you don't.
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It's very easy to think your partner wants the same thing as you, but you might have to part ways in the future if you don't.

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